Wednesday, 26 October 2011

It's the little things

First toad-in-the-hole of the year last night; I learned how to make this as a student, more than thirty years ago, and it still hits the spot. And I've got the other half for tonight. And yes, the middle did fall a bit out of the oven, but hey .. 

11 comments:

TrT said...

No good without a receipe!

Elby the Beserk said...

Trt - You are, I assume, familiar with Google?

Excellent Raddled. A favourite dish of mine. My long gone mum, bless her, was a feminist ahead of her time - she made all of us 50s born boys wash up after she had cooked, and taught me how to cook. And how to cook such things as Onion Gravy, essential with Bangers & Mash or Toad.

lilith said...

That's why I married him!

Anonymous said...

I see no onions in the gravy!

ANDY5759 said...

That's what I will have when I get home tonight.

Dave_G said...

What AWFUL looking gravy! Surely that's thin fudge??? Try this.

Coarsely chop two onions and fry HOT in a little oil until they start to brown.
Sprinkle 1 rounded tablespoon of brown sugar over the onions and stir in. Make up 1/2 pint vegetable stock (Knorr cubes are best imho) and add to onions. Simmer until reduced to suitable thickness.

Taste and then repeat after me..... mmmm hmmmmm...

Scrobs... said...

I'm surprised you had time to make this!

But Toad is a staple here at the Turrets, and with the best snags, it makes a veritable feast well worthwhile!

Anonymous said...

Aye simple scran is best, always keep it simple.
I also like pasta, tomatoes, onions and basil, oregano and cheese too.
God, I'm famished!

Woodsy42 said...

Try slicing some carots and onions and adding them into the batter when you pour it over.

Elby the Beserk said...

And a small teaspoon of Marmite for the gravy as well!

andy5759 said...

No eggs - so I had mash instead. Somehow I felt cheated. Life is little bit like that. I'm off to Tesco to occupy their egg aisle.

OTIOSE: Occupy Tesco's Internal Office Supplying Eggs.